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KIPP DC PCS: College Preparatory

Charter | 9-12 | 400 students

Outstanding educators, more time in school, college-preparatory curriculum

 
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Posted November 24, 2012

Im sorry But This is not A School i Would Send My child to at All Kids roam Through The halls Talk Badly To The Teachers My Nephew Got jumped and Beat Up For His New shoes By the kids Not As Good Of A Charter School At all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

EXCELLENT! My son has been a Kipster since the 5th grade, recently ending his 9th grade school year and I am anxiously awaiting the beginning of the 10th grade school year to see how KIPP DC College Preparatory is going to challenge us! KIPP has enriched not only my son but I as well; their stance on parent, teacher, and child goes beyond education. I have been overwhelmed and at times brought to tears because of the care and compassion that KIPPs staff exemplifies with not only my son, but all its students. My son never received this type of treatment and education in private school. For those parents who are not fortunate enough to have their child/children be about of the KIPP Organization, I say continue to try don t give up. Anything worth having is worth fighting for! KIPP is a culture, a way of life for which not only our children will build principles but the parents as well. Although I was always a great mother, it has taught me to be a better parent. The Principal, Ms. Borden, staff and teachers such as: Ms. Welch, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Graham, Ms. D, Mr. Stuckey, and Coach Leonard, you get all the kudos and accolades. I sincerely thank you for a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

two of my daughters attend KIPP DC, one in the fifth and the other ninth. This year on the 2010 DC CAS test they again better than their previous class. They even wow the epic award...keep breaking bounderies KIPP DC.....great work TEAM! I'm proud of the teachers as well as the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

My daughter went here. It was just too long of a journey for her to take every day.We live in upper NW and the school is in SE. She and I both liked the school and would recomend others to go here. Yes, it does have long school days but my child learned a lot on a higher level. It was just too long of a journey for her to take every day.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
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Science

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Writing

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 45% in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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92%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students87%
Black, non-Hispanic87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students75%

Writing

All Students65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

In 2012-2013, this school was designated "Rising".

About the tests


The DC school classification system includes multiple measures to evaluate performance and student growth. The possible classifications, from highest to lowest, are Reward, Rising, Developing, Focus and Priority. These measures include the DC CAS, annual growth, graduation rates, attendance rates and participation rates. Under the system, required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), each school is given a School Index Score based on the performance of its students. Schools receive different levels of support, resources, flexibility and monitoring based on their classification.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 DC CAS results from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 1%
Two or more races N/A 57%
White N/A 1%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
Special education 15%N/A13%
English learners 0%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school KIPP DC KEY Academy
KIPP DC AIM Academy
KIPP DC WILL Academy
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club: All
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45am
School end time
  • 5:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Jessica Cunningham
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 678-0082

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Internships
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Lacrosse
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: All
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Girls on the run
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue, gold
School mascot
  • Panthers
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
150
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
475
Students typically come from these schools
KIPP DC KEY Academy
KIPP DC AIM Academy
KIPP DC WILL Academy

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2600 Douglass Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
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Phone: (202) 678-2527

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